On This Day

Events in History in November 1975

  • Nov 3 U.S. advice columnist for "Good Housekeeping" Ann Landers asks parents in a mail-in survey "‘If you had it to do over again, would you have children?" 70% of participants say no
  • Nov 5 British government sends troops to Belize
  • Nov 5 Sao Tome & Principe adopts constitution
  • Nov 7 Kidnapped AKZO director Herrema freed in Ireland
  • Nov 8 Nick Bockwinkle beats Verne Gagne in St Paul, to become NWA champ
  • Nov 10 Ore ship Edmund Fitzgerald with crew of 29 lost in storm on Lake Superior

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Nov 10 PLO leader Yasser Arafat addresses UN in NYC

Palestinian Leader Yasser Arafat
Palestinian Leader
Yasser Arafat
  • Nov 10 UN General Assembly approves resolution equating Zionism with racism
  • Nov 11 Angola gains independence from Portugal (National Day)
  • Nov 11 Australian Prime Minister Gough Whitlam removed from office by Governor General Sir John Kerr - 1st elected PM removed in 200 yrs

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Nov 11 Liberal leader Malcolm Fraser sworn in as caretaker Prime Minister of Australia after sacking of the Whitlam Government by Governor General John Kerr

Prime Minister of Australia Malcolm Fraser
Prime Minister of Australia
Malcolm Fraser
  • Nov 12 American Supreme Court Justice William O Douglas (77) retires after 36 years
  • Nov 14 Spain, Morocco and Mauretania sign accord about Spanish Sahara
  • Nov 18 Black Panther leader Eldridge Cleaver returns to US

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Nov 20 Ronald Reagan announces candidacy for Republican nomination for US President

US President & Actor Ronald Reagan
US President & Actor
Ronald Reagan

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Nov 22 Juan Carlos I proclaimed King of Spain as monarchy restored after 31 years

King of Spain Juan Carlos I
King of Spain
Juan Carlos I
  • Nov 22 Drummuckavall Ambush: 3 British Army soldiers are killed and one captured when the Provisional Irish Republican Army attack a watchtower in South Armagh, North Ireland
  • Nov 25 Netherlands grants Suriname independence (National Day)
  • Nov 25 Portuguese leftist officers occupy 4 airbases
  • Nov 25 A loyalist gang nicknamed the "Shankill Butchers" undertakes its first "cut-throat killing"; the gang was named for its late-night kidnapping, torture and murder (by throat slashing) of random Catholic civilians in Belfast
  • Nov 26 US Federal jury finds Lynette Fromme guilty of attempted assassination
  • Nov 26 France performs nuclear test at Fangataufa Island
  • Nov 26 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
  • Nov 27 The Provisional IRA assassinates Ross McWhirter, after a press conference in which McWhirter announced a reward for the capture of those responsible for multiple bombings and shootings across England.
  • Nov 28 Democratic Republic of East-Timor proclaimed
  • Nov 29 Kilauea Volcano erupts in Hawaii

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Nov 29 US President Gerald Ford requires states to provide free education for handicapped

38th US President Gerald Ford
38th US President
Gerald Ford

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Nov 29 New Zealand general election won by the National Party headed by Robert Muldoon

New Zealand Prime Minister Robert Muldoon
New Zealand Prime Minister
Robert Muldoon
  • Nov 30 Dahomey renamed People's Republic of Benin